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Coastal Nesting Birds Internship

Posted 2013-12-24
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Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
800 Great Creek Road
Oceanville, New Jersey

Job Type:
Internship (Full-Time)

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Job Description

Two full time interns needed to assist with monitoring coastal nesting birds (federally listed piping plover, least tern, black skimmer, and American oystercatcher), salt marsh restoration, and reforestation management at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Oceanville, NJ.
Duties include but are not limited to: collecting vegetative, water, and mosquito samples from refuge salt marsh areas, conducting marsh bird surveys; censusing a variety of beach nesting birds, monitoring productivity from laying to fledging, erecting predator exclosures, posting nest areas and newly acquired refuge lands, data entry, report preparation, light maintenance, and educating the public.

Interns will be working long hours and some weekends and holidays in adverse conditions. Interns must be in good physical condition, possess valid drivers license, able to use kayak, canoe and other small non-motorized boats, have good hearing and eyesight to see and hear cryptic piping plovers, have good communication and organizational skills, ability to work well with others, live in close quarters, and be an enthusiastic field worker.

Work vehicle and equipment provided. Previous coastal nesting bird experience, familiarity with field research techniques, data collection procedures, and computer skills helpful.

Free, newly remodeled dormitory style housing is available. Interns are reimbursed for meals and incidental expenses at a rate of $181.50 per week.

Fax or email resume by February 1 to:
Sandy Perchetti, Volunteer Coordinator
609/652-1474 Fax

Hours: Full-Time
Type: Internship


Sandy Perchetti

Company Description

The Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, where more than 47,000 acres of southern New Jersey coastal habitats are actively protected and managed for migratory birds. Forsythe is one of more than 550 refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The National Wildlife Refuge System is a network of lands and waters managed specifically for the protection of wildlife and wildlife habitat and represents the most comprehensive wildlife resource management program in the world.

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